GRE Essay Topic 300 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "Technology is a necessary but not always a positive force in modern life."
Our civilization has reached an important point in many aspects of life thanks to technology. We have advanced technologies which can overcome many problems and pave the way carrying out responsibilities. It is obvious that we are lucky to have this easiness, yet they have some drawbacks as well....
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Technology is one of the greatest inventions of mankind. It is so powerful that it shapes our thinking and our way of life easier in no time. It is ever evolving. Technology offers many advantages than disadvantages. It has made our lives easy, comfortable, simple and luxurious. Technology has every thing in it; the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Technology was invented and developed to make progress of life easier and simpler. But due to the ill capacity of the human being to completely understand the marvel it has created, life for everyone is slowly changing into a scary movie wherein the creation is behind creator's life.
So, it is in our hands to use the positive side of the technology and ignore the negatives it creates. For example, Nuclear energy is indeed destructive, but, if we use it constructively it is a great boon. Rocket Science has many peaceful uses for space exploration. But if it is harnessed for war it is bound to be destructive. Similarly Television and internet have their own positives and negatives.
If human mind tilts towards destructive uses one should not blame technology for it's ill effects.Read more